Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Quote by Epictetus
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To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
God has entrusted me with myself.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
I believe my woman shouldn't work outside the home.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.